How to remove ads (Virus Removal Guide) (TotalAdPerformance, Total Ad Performance) is an advertisement serving platform and website. is mostly linked to full page pop-under style advertisements that open a new browser tab or window. Full page advertisements are usually served through the domain and directed to another advertisement URL. If your internet browser redirects to and then to a full page ad it may be because your computer has been infected with adware and potentially unwanted programs; However, in some cases is simply a deceptive advertisement serving platform that has been embedded into questionable websites who wish to use the services provided by the ad-serving website to generate revenue through aggressive and misleading advertisements. ads

Advertisements that are directed through the URL and which are not the result of an adware infection are commonly introduced to internet users who visits media related websites including video streaming websites and torrenting websites. However, ads may also be injected into other categorizes of websites. If you have noticed these advertisements only while browsing these types of websites there is essentially no need to remove any potential adware. Instead, avoid the website altogether to remove totaladperformance ads from affecting your browsing experience.

TotalAdPerformance ads are known to be very deceptive and untrustworthy. Some ads by TotalAdPerformance contain misleading and harmful information, promote malicious software, and direct internet users to survey-scams designed to phish personal information. It is recommended to avoid clicking on advertisements or visiting the webpages the ad-serving website redirects to.


A lot of TotalAdPerformance advertisements are promote tech support scams, affiliate links, fake flash player updates, fake media player updates, fake surveys, fake browser updates, fake cash giveaways, dubious games, and more. The advertisements are very aggressive in nature and contain content that should not be trusted. Furthermore, many of the landing pages directed through the ad-serving URL are entirely malicious and may contain malware. Web browsers like Google Chrome will block some advertisements served through this URL.

Adware used to support advertisements may be  a threat to your privacy or the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove adware if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any malicious files. There are multiple adware programs and browser attachments used to promote these type of ad-serving URLs.

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  • The totaladperformance extension can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
  • The totaladperformance extension can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
  • totaladperformance adware bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • totaladperformance adware is usually bundled inside installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or as freeware programs distributed by websites similar to and
  • totaladperformance adware injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • totaladperformance adware and the programs it bundles with make unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.


How to remove ads

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Option 1: Automatically remove ads with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.


2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove unwanted programs

How to uninstall unwanted programs

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.


2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for suspicious and unwanted programs in the list and select one with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click individual programs to uninstall them.

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How to remove add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

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1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

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1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove below.[/note]

Tips to remove

  • If you do not find in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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